Reverse Dictionary: STAR – STD


STAR, STARRY – ADJECTIVES
ACRONYCAL happening in the evening or at nightfall, as the acronychal rising or setting of a star …1594
ACRONYCH happening in the evening or at nightfall, as the acronychal rising or setting of a star …1594
ACRONYCHAL happening in the evening or at nightfall, as the acronychal rising or setting of a star …1594
LAMPFUL of the sky: full of ‘lamps’, starry …1598 poetic usage
SIDERAL coming from or caused by the stars; chiefly of malign influences …1611
SIDERAL pert. to the stars. starry …1594
SIDEREAL pert. to the stars …1647
SIDEREAN sidereal, starry; like stars, shining, bright …1656 rare
SIDERIAL pert. to the stars …1647
SIDEROSOUS planet strucken; also, full of stars …1656 obs.
SIDEROUS star-like, sidereal …1646 obs.
SUBASTRAL situated beneath the stars, mundane, terrestrial …1752

STAR etc. – NOUNS
ASTROSCOPY observation of the stars …19C obs.
BLINKER a star …Bk1911 Sc.
CANDLES OF THE NIGHT stars …1790
DEAD HORSES shooting stars …Bk1892 W. Indian sl.
FIRES OF HEAVEN, THE the stars …1607 poetic usage
LAMPS the stars or heavenly bodies in general …1423
LAMPS OF THE NIGHT the stars or heavenly bodies in general …1665
LAMPS OF THE WORLD the stars or heavenly bodies in general …1613

STAR etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
HEAVEN-GAZER one who gazes at the sky, who studies the stars; an astrologer …1535
STARN-KEEKER a star-gazer …1808 Sc.
ZABAIST one who practices Sabaism; one who worships the stars, or the spirits in them …1662 


STARCHED – ADJECTIVES
– starched, as a shirt FRIED Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.


STARE, STARED, STARING – ADJECTIVES
– AGOGGLED staring, having staring eyes …1862 rare
– AT GAZE staring …1830 Eng. dial.
– DARING staring, trembling, or crouching with fear, etc. …1333 obs.
– GLORING staring …a1400-50 obs.
 
STARE etc. – ADVERBS
– BEAMED staring at, focused on …1970s US sl.
 
STARE etc. – INTERJECTIONS/PHRASES
– HAD YOUR PENNORTH OR DO YOU WANT A HA’PENNY CHANGE? addressed to a person one feels is once staring rudely …1920s sl.
– LIKE AN OWL IN AN IVY-BUSH having a vacant look, as some persons have when in their cups; having a stupid, vacant stare …1738
– TAKE A PICTURE! stop staring! …1980s US college sl.
 
STARE etc. – NOUNS
– DEADPAN an expressionless stare …1927 US sl.
– EYE TROUBLE a tendency to stare …1999 NZ prison sl.
– GAPE an open-mouthed stare; a gaze of wonder or curiosity …1660
– GAPE a fit of yawning or staring …c1815 humorous usage
– GAPE-NEST;  GAPE’S NEST the occupation of gaping, idle staring …Bk1900 Eng. dial.  
– GAPE-SEED something stared at by a gaping crowd; also, the act of staring with open mouth …a1700
– GLASSY a cold, disdainful stare …1910s Aust. sl.
– GLASSY EYE a cold, disdainful stare …1910s Aust. sl.
– HAIRY EYEBALL a hostile stare …1960s US sl.
– MAD DOG a deliberately provocative and aggressive stare …1990s US sl.
– MEXICAN STANDOFF an impasse, deadlock; an impasse resolved by the backing down of one or both parties; a contest without a clear-cut victory for either side; a hopeless staring match  …1891 Amer. dial.
– MOOSE-EYE a strong, direct stare …1944 Amer. dial.
– OGLE an amorous glance, a frankly sexual stare …L17 sl.
– RED EYE a long, hard stare, usually directed at a person …1994 Amer. dial.
 
STARE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– GAIVIE one who stares stupidly …1923 Sc.
– GANDERNECKER one who looks or stares …1970s US sl. 
– GAPER one that stares or gazes in wonder or curiosity …a1637
– GAPERESS a female who stares or gazes in wonder or curiosity …1647 obs.
– GAPESAWMAN;  GAPE-SAWMON;  GAPE-SORMAN a staring, gaping fellow; a boisterous person; a noisy simpleton …Bk1862 Eng. dial.  
– GAPE-SEED one who stares with open mouth …1735
– GAPE-SIMON a boisterous person; a noisy simpleton; a staring, gaping fellow …Bk1877 Eng. dial.
– GAPE-SNATCH a staring, gaping fellow; a noisy simpleton …1777 Eng. dial.  
– GAPING-SEED one who stares with open mouth …1885 obs.
– GAUBEY;  GAUBY ‘a person who with an expression of intense curiosity rudely stares at others engaged in a game or occupation’ …1825 Irish sl.
– GAUKER one who stares vacantly …Bk1862 Eng. dial.
– GAUKY an awkward, stupid, badly-mannered person; an oaf; an awkward fool; a simpleton who stares vacantly ..Bk1828 Eng. dial.
– GAUP a fool or simpleton, a stupid person; one who gapes rudely …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial. & colloq.
– GAUPHEAD a stupid, staring, fellow …1895 Eng. dial.
– GAUPIE a fool or simpleton, a stupid person; one who gapes rudely …1880 Sc.
– GAUPUS a vacant, staring person; a fool, a blockhead …1808 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GAUPY a vacant, staring person; a fool, a blockhead, a simpleton; a stupid or silly person …1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GAURING-STOCK a gazing-stock; a thing or person gazed or stared at …1559 obs.
– GAUVISON an awkward, gaping fellow; a fool, a simpleton, a silly, staring fellow, a blockhead; a dunce; on easily imposed upon …1788 Eng. dial.
– GAVYSON an awkward, gaping fellow; a fool, a simpleton, a blockhead; a dunce …1788 Eng. dial.
– GAWK-A-MOUTH a gaping fool; one who stares vacantly …1777 Eng. dial.
– GAWKER a gaping fool; one who stares vacantly …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAWK-HAMMER a gaping fool; one who stares vacantly …1872 Eng. dial.
– GAWKIE;  GAWKY a left-handed person; an awkward, ungainly, clumsy person; a foolish, gaping person; a simpleton; a lout, a bumpkin …1726
– GAWMAN a staring, vacant person …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAWMAS a staring, vacant person …1808 Eng. dial.
– GAW-MAW one who stares about vacantly …Bk1877 Eng. dial.
– GAWP a fool or simpleton, a stupid person; one who gapes rudely …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GAWPIE a fool or simpleton, a stupid or silly person; one who gapes rudely; one who laughs without reason …1825 Sc.
– GAWPS a gawping clown …Bk1896 Eng. dial.
– GAWPUS a stupid, silly person, a simpleton; a fool; a blockhead; a clumsy lout; an open-mouthed, vacant-minded, staring person, esp. one given to talking much and foolishly …1808 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GAWRING-STOCK a gazing-stock, a spectacle; a person on whom others gaze or stare  …Bk1914
– GAWVANDHRA a staring simpleton …Bk1877 Eng. dial.
– GAZEE one who is stared at …1853 nonce word 
– GAZING-POST a person on whom others gaze or stare …1897 Eng. dial.
– GEEKER one who stares …1979 Aust. sl.
– GILLIEGAPUS a foolish or silly person; a simpleton; a person who is lanky, awkward, or stares stupidly …1719 Sc. rare
– GILLIEGAUKIE;  GILLIE-GAWKIE;  GILLY-GAUKIE;  GILLY-GAWKIE a foolish or silly person; a simpleton; a person who is lanky, awkward, or stares stupidly …1719 Sc. rare
– GILLIGACUS;  GILLY-GACUS a foolish or silly person; a simpleton; a person who is lanky, awkward, or stares stupidly …1719 Sc. rare
– GILLY-GAPUS a foolish or silly person; a simpleton; a person who is lanky, awkward, or stares stupidly …1719 Sc. rare
– GILLY-GAUPIE;  GILLY-GAWPIE;  GILLY-GAWPY a foolish or silly person; a simpleton; a person who is lanky, awkward, or stares stupidly …1719 Sc. rare
– GILLY-GAUPUS;  GILLY-GAWPUS a foolish, silly, or half-witted person; a simpleton; a person who is lanky, awkward, or stares stupidly …1719 Sc. rare
– GILLY-GAWKER a foolish or silly person; a simpleton; a person who is lanky, awkward, or stares stupidly …1719 Sc. rare
– GILLY-GAWPOCK a foolish or silly person; a simpleton; a person who is lanky, awkward, or stares stupidly …1719 Sc. rare
– GLAIKER one who gazes wantonly or idly …a1605 Sc. obs.
– GLOORER one who stares …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GLOURER one who stares …1715 Sc.
– GLOURIE one who stares …Bk1900 Sc.
– GLOWERER one who glowers; an idle gazer …1715
– GLOWRER one who stares …1715 Sc.
– GONGOOZLER an idle and inquisitive person who stands staring for prolonged periods at anything out of the ordinary; orig. at activity on a canal …1904 Eng. dial.
– KEEKER a peeper, a gazer …Bk1902 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– MOUTH HALF-COCK a person who gapes stupidly at anything and everything …c1698 UK
– MOUTH HALF-COCKED a person who gapes stupidly at anything and everything …1725 UK
– TOOTER one who gazes; a watchman; a peeper …1382 obs.
 
STARE etc. – VERBS
– BEAM to look at, to stare …1940s African-American sl.
– BEAM ON to look at, to stare …1940s African-American sl.
– BLARE to open the eyes widely; to stare wildly …1930 Amer. dial.
– CATCH BUGS to stare with one’s mouth open …1965 Amer. dial.
– CATCH FLIES to stare with one’s mouth open …1941 Amer. dial.
– CATCH GNATS to stare with one’s mouth open …1965 Amer. dial.
– DARE to gaze fixedly or stupidly; to stare as one terrified, amazed, or fascinated …a1225 obs.
– DEADEYE to stare at in a chilly manner …1960s US sl.
– EYEBALL to look or stare at; to watch; later, to stare at from a short distance away in an intimidating or disapproving manner …1901 orig. US
– GAAN to stare; to gaze vacantly or with open mouth; to peer, to look intently; to stare insolently …1866 Sc.
– GAIVE to stare in a stupid, vacant or idle manner; to stare wildly …1825 Sc.
– GAIVEL to stare in a stupid, vacant or idle manner; to stare wildly …1825 Sc.
– GAPE to stare in wonder or admiration …1377
– GAPE-GAZE to gaze eagerly, to stare …1863 Eng. dial.  
– GAPE-NEST to stare, to gape …1847 Eng. dial.  
– GAPESEE;  GAPESEY to stare, to gape, to gaze idly about …1848 Eng. dial.  
– GAPE-STICK to stare, to gape, to wander listlessly …Bk1900 Eng. dial.  
– GARE to stare, to look surprised …Bk1900 Eng. dial.  
– GATHER GAPE-SEED to stare about; to go sightseeing …Bk1900 Eng. dial. 
– GAWK to stare inquisitively or in astonishment …1795 sl., orig. US
– GAWP to stare inquisitively or in astonishment …1682 sl.
– GLOP to stare, to gaze in alarm or wonder …14C obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GLOPPEN to stare in astonishment; to look with a sullen or malicious countenance …c1420 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GLOTE to look very intently; to stare …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– GOBBLE FLIES to stare at something with one’s mouth open …1967 Amer. dial.
– HARD-LOOK to stare at aggressively …1994 US sl.
– HAUVE to stare, to gaze vacantly or in astonishment …1877 Eng. dial.
– HAWM to waste time, to be idle; to move about aimlessly, to loiter, to lounge; to stand gaping and staring; to do work in a slovenly manner …1878 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– KAAIKE to stare vacantly; to wander listlessly …1854 Eng. dial.
– LECH to ogle or stare at a woman; to study a woman sexually …20C sl.
– LETCH to ogle or stare at a woman; to study a woman sexually …20C sl.
– MEAN-EYE to stare at aggressively, in a hostile manner …1930s US sl.
– OGLE to stare at, esp. with amorous interest; to look at squarely or intently; to watch …1682
– PERV;  PERVE to act as or like a sexual pervert; to look at someone or stare lustfully; to look at something or someone with excessive interest …1941 colloq.
– QUAW to stare about foolishly or awkwardly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RUBBERNECK to stare inquisitively …1896 sl., orig. US
– SIGHT-HIT to stare at someone or something; to ogle someone …1979 India sl.
– SOW GAPE-SEED to stare about; to go sightseeing …Bk1900 Eng. dial. 
– STARE LIKE A CHOKED THROSTLE to stare at fixedly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– STARE LIKE A THROTTLED CAT to stare hard …1887 Eng. dial.
– STARE LIKE A THROTTLED EARWIG to stare hard …1887 Eng. dial.
– TOISE to measure with the eye, to eye from head to foot, to stare, to gaze at …1889 rare
– X-RAY to look at something or someone closely; to watch closely, to stare at …1950s African-American sl.  
– YAG to stare …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YAWN to stare …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


STARFISH – NOUNS
– a big starfish KELLY 1919 Sc.
– a starfish PAD 1613
– a starfish RADE 1661 obs. rare
– a starfish SCOSCIE Bk1904 Sc.


STARLING – NOUNS
– a starling JACKEY-BIRD 1897
– a starling JACOB BIRD 1928 Amer. dial.
– a starling MULE BIRD 1952 Amer. dial.


START, STARTED, STARTING – ADJECTIVES
OFF AND RUNNING started and making good headway …1960s sl., orig. horseracing
ON THE GAD on the point of starting or setting out …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
UPON THE GAD on the point of starting or setting out …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
YBOWNE about to go or start …c1572 arch.

START etc. – NOUNS
ABRAID a start …1570 obs.
AIMSTART a starting point …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
GO-OFF the act of making a start; commencement, beginning …1830 colloq. 
OFF the start …1950s sl.
OFF-GO a start, a beginning …1886 Sc. colloq.
ONSAY a signal, order or permission to start; a go-ahead; onset; beginning …1573 obs. rare
OUTSETTING beginning, the act of setting out or starting on a journey, course of action, undertaking, etc.; a start, an outset …a1698 rare
PUFF AND DART a start …1880 rhyming sl.

START etc. – PHRASES
FROM GO TO WHOA from start to finish …1970s Aust. sl.
GET IN THERE start …Bk1947 Amer. sl.

START etc. – VERBS
BE AWAY LAUGHING to make a good start …1964 NZ sl.
BUST LOOSE to commence, to start happening …1920s US sl.
CLAW to start, to hurry …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
GET OFF THE DIME to hurry, to get going, to start  …1927 Amer. dial.
GET OFF THE NICKEL to hurry, to get going, to start  …1942 Amer. dial.
GIVE THE ONSET to make a beginning, to start …1561 obs.
KICK OFF to start, to begin …1911
LIGHT IN to make a vigorous start on something; to begin …1878 Amer. dial.
OFF-GANG a commencement, start, outset …1881 Eng. dial.
OFF-GOING a commencement, start, outset …1885 Sc.
OFF-SET a commencement, start, outset …1892 Sc. & Eng. dial.
OFF-START a commencement, start, beginning, outset …1889 Eng. & Amer. dial.
POP OFF to happen; to start …1990s sl.
PUFF AND DART to start …1880 rhyming sl.
SHOOT FROM TAW to make a good start; to be on the right track; to do all one can …1913 Amer. dial.
STEVE HART to start, to begin, to commence …Bk1942 Amer. rhyming sl.
STRAIN AT THE LEASH to be eager or impatient to start …1910 sl.
TAKE BEGINNING to begin, to start, to commence …a1300 obs.
TAKE IT FROM THE TOP to start at the beginning …1930s US sl.


STARTLE, STARTLED, STARTLING – ADJECTIVES
BESTURTED startled, alarmed …Bk1898 Sc.
DING-DANG great, startling, extraordinary …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
DING-DONG great, startling, extraordinary …1887 Eng. dial.
GLOTTENED surprised, startled …1691 Eng. dial.
RAISED-LIKE excited, maddened; startled, having the appearance of mental derangement …Bk1905 Sc.
RAMAGE easily frightened or startled …1567
RAMAGEOUS;  RAMAGIOUS easily frightened or startled …c1530 obs.
SKY-WISE AND CROOKED dumbfounded, extremely startling …1915 Amer. dial.

STARTLE etc. – NOUNS
GLOP a surprised or startled look; a start, a surprise …c1460 obs. rare
YACKIE-THUNDER a sudden startling noise which proves to be nothing serious …1958 Sc.

STARTLE etc. – VERBS
ABRAID to arouse, to startle …1596 obs.
BEAT THE DUTCH to do something extraordinary or startling …1775 colloq.
BUNGFUNGER to startle, to confuse …1836 US
DROP A BOMBSHELL to make a startling or unexpected announcement …Aust. sl.
EFFRAY to frighten, affect with terror; to alarm, startle; to scare …1375 obs.
GALLOW to frighten, to daze, to scare, to startle …1605 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
GALLY to frighten, to daze, to scare, to startle …1605 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
GLOP to startle; to cause to stare …1807 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
GLOPPEN to startle, to astound, to surprise; to scare, to frighten, to terrify; to stupefy …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
GOOSE to poke or tickle someone suddenly, esp. in the buttocks, or to threaten to do so; to startle …1906 Amer. dial.
SKEY to startle, to come upon suddenly …1539 Sc. obs. rare
WRECK SOMEONE’S BEADS to beat someone up; to shock or startle …1970s US homosexual sl.


STARVATION, STARVE, STARVED, STARVING – ADJECTIVES
AFFAMISHED afflicted with hunger, famished, starving …1552 obs.
AFFAMISHING that afflicts with hunger or starves; starving …1650 obs.
BELLY-PINCHED having a belly pinched for want of food; hungry, starved …1605
FAMINED starving, starved …1622 obs. rare
FAMMELLED hungry, starved, famished …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
FAMYLOUS famished, hungry, starved …c1475 obs. rare
FANTIN’ starving, famishing …Bk1900 Sc.
FANTIT weakly, starved …1898 Sc.
GUT-FOUNDERED on the point of starvation ..1647 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
HAGGARD half-starved; gaunt, lean …1630 obs.
HEART-HUNGERED starved, hungry …1825 Sc. 
HIGH IN THE LEGS LIKE NANNY PORTER’S HENS said of a thin, starved-looking person …1865 Eng. dial.
HUNGER-BANED starved, afflicted with hunger …1549 obs.
LONG IN THE LEGS LIKE NANNY PORTER’S HENS said of a thin, starved-looking person …1865 Eng. dial.
NATTLED of persons or animals: starved; stunted in growth; pinched with cold …1854 Eng. dial.
NIDDERED pinched, as with cold or hunger; starved-looking; checked in growth, stunted, wasted …1808 Sc. 
STARVE-GUTTED famished, starving; fit for starvation …1726
YAWPIT pinched-looking, starved-looking …1958 Sc.

STARVATION etc. – NOUNS
ACCELERATION starvation …L19 tramps’ sl.
AFFAMISHING afflicting with hunger; famishing, starving …1649 obs.
AFFAMISHMENT the act of famishing or starving with hunger; the state of being starved; starvation …1590
FAMISHMENT the state of being famished or starved; hungry appetite …c1470 rare
FANTASHEN starvation …1898 Sc.
POVERTY malnutrition, starvation …1808 Amer. dial.

STARVATION etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BANG-BELLY a starving child …1935 W. Indies
MCDUMPSTER KID a homeless, starving young person …2000s African-American sl.
PINCH-BELLY one who denies himself or others sufficient food; one who starves others; a niggard, a miser …1648-60
QUEER DUKE a lean, half-starved person …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
SHAMMOCK a starved, miserable-looking person or animal …E18 chiefly Eng. dial.
SNEAKBILL a starved or thin-faced person …1562 obs.
THIN-GUT one who has a thin belly; a lean, starved-looking person, a starveling …1602 obs.

STARVATION etc. – VERBS
AFAMISH;  AFFAMISH to afflict with hunger or famine; to starve …1568 obs.
FAINT to starve, to famish …1866 Sc.
FAME to famish, to starve …c1330 obs. rare
FAMEL to starve, to famish …1875 Eng. dial.
FAMINE to suffer or die of hunger; to starve …1553 obs.
FAMISH to die of starvation, to perish from want of food …1530 obs.
FAMMEL to starve, to famish …1875 Eng. dial.
FANT to famish, to starve …1898 Sc.
HARRISH to starve with cold …1883 Eng. dial.
HIRPLE to contract the body with cold, crouch, cower down; to starve with cold …1788 Eng. dial.
HONISH to ill-treat; to starve a person for want of food …1878 Eng. dial.
LEAP AT A CRUST to be starving …M17 sl.
LICK A THIVEL to suffer poverty, to verge on starvation …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
NIP to starve, to pinch with hunger …1860 Sc. 


STATE (condition, situation) – NOUNS
– a state of affairs, a situation BALLGAME 1930s sl., orig. US
– state, condition TALER 1825 Sc. obs.
– state, condition TANTUM Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– state, condition, welfare; state of things, prosperity, success FARE c1250 obs.


STATE (declare) – VERBS
– to state or declaim volubly or in an oratorical manner SPOUT 1556 colloq.


STATELINESS, STATELY – ADJECTIVES
GRANDISONANT stately-sounding …1684 rare
IMPERIOUS exercising a commanding influence; ruling, sovereign, dominant; having a commanding position, aspect, demeanour, etc.; majestic, stately …1592 obs.
MAGNIFICAL splendid, stately, sumptuous …1538 arch.
MAGNILOQUENT lofty or ambitious in expression, using pompous or bombastic language; using a stately manner of speaking or writing; also, talking big, boastful …1656
MANFUL stately in appearance …1493 obs.
MIGHTY stately, haughty, disdainful …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.

STATELINESS etc. – NOUNS
HAUTESSE highness, height; loftiness of rank or character; nobility; haughtiness, pride; grandeur, stateliness; length of time …a1300 obs.

STATELINESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
QUEEN’S STICK a stately person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


STATEMENT – NOUNS
– a statement previously made SAID-SO 1864 Eng. dial.
– a statement, saying, speech QUIDE c888 obs.

STATEMENT – VERBS
– to make a statement; to deliver a homily or a rustically philosophical opinion CHEW ONE’S TOBACCO 20C Amer. arch.


STATESMAN – NOUNS, PERSON
– a statesman; a politician; a person devoted to the public weal WEALSMAN 1607 obs. rare


STATION – NOUNS
– a station AGGRAVATION 1910s rhyming sl.
– a station SALVATION L19 rhyming sl.


STATIONARY – ADJECTIVES
– remaining stationary; unmoving SIT-FAST 1857
– stationary; lying or resting in a place; resident LEDGER 1600 obs.
– stationary; remaining in a place; resident; permanent LEDGER 1547 obs.


STATISTICS – NOUNS
– a statistics course SADISTICS 1980s college sl.

STATISTICS – NOUNS, PERSON
– an accountant, esp. one who compiles statistical records or accounts; hence widely used as a term of contempt for financial planners or statisticians, viewed as bring more interested in figures than in the creative aspects of the businesses they serve, or for anyone excessively concerned with accounts or figures; a statistician BEAN-COUNTER 1975 colloq., orig. & chiefly US


STATUE – NOUNS
– a niche for a statue AEDICULE 1832
– a statue STOOKIE Sc.
– a statue of a person or thing IDOL 1548 obs.
– a statue or effigy; an imprint SIGN 1362 obs.
– a statuette; a small image; a statuette IMAGILET a1661 obs. rare


STATUS – ADJECTIVES
– of status: very high, exalted SUBLIME 1702 arch.

STATUS – NOUNS
– a high or dignified status SUBLIMITY 1643 obs.
– status among one’s peers; credibility CRED 1981 Brit. sl.
– status among one’s peers, esp. in fashionable urban youth subculture STREET CRED 1981 Brit. sl.

STATUS – VERBS
– to lose status or job seniority RANK 1930s sl.
– to lose status, to be deprived of a comfortable situation FALL 1990s sl.


STATUTORY – ADJECTIVES
– statutory STATCH 1994 US sl.


STAUNCH – ADJECTIVES
– staunch, firm; great in size or degree; big; thorough MAIN 1792 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– staunch, loyal; esp. used among criminals SOLID 1950 Aust. sl.
– staunch, true; eminently good in any way REAL Bk1904 Sc.


STAY, STAYING – NOUNS
ABODE a temporary remaining; a stay …c1384 obs.
MANSION the act of remaining, abiding, dwelling, or staying in a place …a1340 obs.

STAY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
TARRIER one who tarries or delays; a lingerer, a procrastinator; one who stays or remains …1382 arch.

STAY etc. – VERBS
BELEAVE to remain for the time being in a place; to stay, to abide, to continue, to dwell with a person …c1175 obs.
BIDE A WEE to stay a while …1918 Sc.
FALL IN to join; to stay …1952 US sl.
FALL INTO to stay …1940s US sl.
GAFF to stay where one is for too long …1920s US tramps’ sl.
HAVE ONE’S SITTING BREECHES ON to stay late in company …1785
LEAVE to remain; to remain behind; to continue or stay in one place …c1000 obs.
LEND to tarry, to remain, to stay; to dwell, to abide …a1300 obs.
OFSTAND to remain standing; to remain, to stay …c1000 obs. rare
ONBIDE to abide, to remain, to stay on …c1440 obs.
PERENDINATE to stay from day to day, to make an indefinite stay …1656 rare
STUT to stop, cease; to stay, remain …B1900 obs.
TARRY to remain, to stay, to abide, to continue in some state or condition …c1450 obs.
TARRY OUT to stay till the end of …1654 obs.
THOLE to wait, to stay, to hold out; to defer or deny oneself of a requirement …1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.


STAY-AT-HOME – see HOME


STAYING POWER – NOUNS
– staying power; power of holding on or out LAST 1857
– staying power; the ability of a show, song, public figure, etc. to be an enduring success LEGS 1970s Amer. show business usage


STD (sexually transmitted disease) – see VENEREAL DISEASE